King's Lynn's goal spree continues
Mark Hearle King's Lynn 7, Ossett Town 2: If its goals you want on a Saturday afternoon then the Walks is the hottest ticket in town at the moment as Carl Heggs' men smashed helpless Ossett Town for seven on Saturday.
King's Lynn 7, Ossett Town 2
If its goals you want on a Saturday afternoon then the Walks is the hottest ticket in town at the moment as Carl Heggs' men smashed helpless Ossett Town for seven on Saturday.
The truly foul weather did not deter the goal machine created by Heggs as Danny Spencer, Kwesi Appiah and Bobby Aisien all plundered braces with Owen Story notching the other.
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That now means an incredible 23 goals in the last three home games for the linnets who at times were unplayable such was their movement and passing. Kevin Ryan grabbed two for the visitors but they were merely token gestures and had it not have been for keeper Liam Sutcliffe the linnets may well have matched the previous weeks haul of 11 - such was the home side's dominance.
It was a showing that clearly pleased Heggs who saw his side move into a very handy third position on the back of this win. 'Its great to finally see that all of the hard work that we do on the training pitch is starting to show on a Saturday afternoon' said Heggs. 'We are playing some really attractive stuff at the moment which is exciting for me and the supporters. As I say its taken a while to get it to this stage but I am a guy with high expectations. I expect all of my players to leave the field after a game having given their all for this club. Some have came and gone because they did not do that. I also tell them every week to go out and express themselves and enjoy it. I suppose all of these characteristics apply to me really and its no magic formula that I have suddenly stumbled upon. Heggs gave special mention to young striker Appiah who now has seven goals in three games - someone who is clearly benefiting from Heggs philosophy on football. 'When Kwesi first came to the club he had lost his swagger and was very low on confidence. That confidence is now back and he is a very special talent. I am always phoning him and sending him texts and that makes him feel part of what I am trying to achieve here. Some of the runs he makes are unbelievable and I am very keen to get him here longer. Danny has also came in and done well but then again today everyone has done their jobs.
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The only bad news on a day of positives for the linnets was revealed by Heggs that Lathaniel Rowe - Turner may be on his was to league two side Torquay on completion of his loan spell from Leicester City.
Spencer got the ball rolling in the second minute with a side footed effort after only two minutes. The lively Story got a deserved goal after skipper Andy Boyce was denied by one of many fine saves by Sutcliffe. Spencer got his second and Lynn's third with the goal of the game following Appiah's neat flick. Ryan reduced the deficit on half time but two close range efforts from Appiah and Aisien shortly after the re - start quickly put the game well beyond the visitors. The same double act were responsible for the linnets final goals of the day with Ryan's strike a mere consolation sandwiched in between.
With Salford City visiting the Walks next weekend in the final qualifying round of the FA trophy Lynn look to have a great chance of progression and too add to their impressive goal tally against a team from a level lower.
Kings Lynn: Gay, Webb, Rowe - Turner, Palmer, Boyce, Aisien, Story (Murray 90), Magunda, Appiah , Spencer (Smith 73), Muirhead (Rose 85). Subs not used: Heggs, McAnally.
Ossett Town: Sutcliffe, Hay, Fisher (Garland 46), Clayton, Nettleton, Leight, Grant, Place (Trueman 62), Ryan, Hardaker, Lee (Hollingdrake 52). Subs not used: Fradgley, Green. Bookings: Lynn: Magunda. Ossett: Hardaker, Garland.
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Referee: I A Dudley (Notts)